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PAGE 7 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC MAY 27, 1990 " ' " ..... IDA III IiI II IP I1 @ 11 I IL IL By Jane Browning Special to the Arkansas Catholic Fr. Alexis Demurger of Prescott was a missionary priest who minis- d to Catholics in the neighborhood )e, traveling through Nevada, and Columbia counties in Fr. P.J. McCormack to have visited Hope on Aug. Other early priests were the ian Fr. Neolios, Fr. Marlow, Fr. Fr. Birmingham and Fr. all of whom rode the circuit prior to 1902 There were three Catho- lic families in Hope at this time. The Catholics purchased an Episco- pal church, St. Mark's, in 1902, and reUaraed the church St. Augustine's. It located on the northwest corner of the square where the city hall now S ds. fr Three nuns of the Sisters of St. Rose Texarkana, TX, opened a school 1910 on S. Elm St. Before long, they t a new, larger building on E. Third Religious Sisters of Mercy from Rock took charge of the school 1916 and divided it so that one part be used as a hospital and the as a school. Financial difficulties the school's closing in 1918, and was sold to the city of Hope g use as a school. 'P. J. Higgins constructed a brick on E. Third St. in 1912. The :Mass was celebrated Sept. 15, 1912, about 40 people in attendance. church was dedicated as Our Lady Ood Hope on Dec. 15, 1912, by ohn B. Morris. In the summer 13, Fr.J.J. McGrath came to Hope the present rectory in 1914. le church at Hope was the only between Texarkana and 1948. Its location and as a railroad hub in those raade it ideally suited for service issions. At one point, in 1925, it 14 counties. For many years, mission churches at Prescott, and Magnolia. church of brick construction Our Lady of Good Hope, 1949. (Courtesy Diocesan Archives) was completed May 2, 1941, when Fr. Francis McKee was pastor. A parish hall took shape in 1954, using two build- ings acquired for $850 from the Army Ordnance and Proving Ground and $4,000 in improvements. The larger building was designated as an audito- rium and the smaller was put to use as a kitchen. The rectory was renovated in 1956, at the close of Fr. Aloysius G. Dunleavy's tenure as pastor (1948-56). Parishion- ers numbered about 50 at that time. When the time came to build another church, the congregation chose the site of the original 1912 church. Robert Bailey of Little Rock was the architect and L.T.W. Construction Co. of North Little Rock was general Contractor. The building incorporated a Stained glass window preserved from the old church, which was demolished in the summer of 1970. Mass was celebrated in the parish hall during construction, which began Sept. 12, 1970. Fr. Joseph En- derlin was pastor. The present pastor is Fr. Jeffrey Malpiede, CM, and membership in the parish numbers 340. conference on n religious telecast York, NY - In the face of de- numbers, rising median ages retirement debt, what Church expect from women will be the question put to five during a nationwide on Thursday, June 7. program, part of the dy =Church 90" series produced National Pastoral Life Center, telecast live from 2 - 3:30 PM. g will be Sr. Mary Ann Barnhorn, SND, Cincinnati; Sr. Maria Inez Martinez, IHM, Goleta, CA; Sr. Marie Augusta Neal, SND, Boston; Sr. Mary Bernard Nettle, LSP, Baltimore; and Sr. Catherine Quinn, PBVM, New York. Fr. Philip J. Murnion, director of the NPLF, will be host and moderator. For more information, contact Ed Sweeden at the Diocese of Little Rock, 664-O340. -- Not getting your ARKANSAS CATHOLIC? - Still getting R late? Drop us a postcard & call your local post office. plans commencement Little Rock - Mt. St. Mary Academy will hold commencement exercises on Monday, May 28, at 8 PM at Robinson Auditorium. Eleven percent of the Class of 1990 will graduate with honors. Valedictorian is Jessica Henderson, daughter of W'dl and Letty Henderson. Salutatorians are Nancy Moore, daughter of Jean- nie and David Moore, and Angie Essary, daughter of Kathy Sanders. Other honor graduates are Kathleen Roy, daughter of Mar- Jessica Henderson tin and Virginia Roy; Kristine Sdoia, daughter of James and Noreen Sdoia; Robyn Jenkins, daughter of Shirley and Robert Jenkins; Rosemary Gillespie, daugh- ter of Lee and Mary Gillespie; Joan Miller, daughter of Ann and John Miller; Christy Lewno, Nancy Moore daughter of Mary Jo and Robert Lewno; Robyn Jones, daughter of Donna and Dr. Garry Jones; Kiernan Casey, daughter of Peggy and Dr. Patrick Casey; and Elizabeth Harcourt, daugh- ter of Mary Ann Harcourt. Seniors receiv- ing awards this year are: Johanna Oswald, 1990 Principal's Angle Essary Award and "I Dare You" award; Cassandra Smile),, Ray Kroc Award; Robyn Jones, Pulaski STATE FARM It's the simple way to answer any questions about your family insurance protection, And it's FREEI CALL ME. , 225-1002 MIKE VAN VRANKEN, CLU, ChFC Member, Christ the King Parish 301 N. Shackleford Rd. Little Rock, AR 72211 AUTO- LIFE - HEALTH - HOME - BUSINESS Heights Kiwanis Club Award; Jessica Henderson, Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award, and Most V',duable Belle; and Brandi Brown, Msgr. Keany Award. Little receive St. Meinrad, IN - Thomas Baker and Vincent Husche, both of the Diocese of Little Rock, received Master of Di- vinity degrees from St. Meinrad School of Theology May 16. , Twelve dioceses were represented when Students received their degrees from Fr. Timothy Sweeney, OSB, Arch- abbot of St. Meinrad Archabbey and ' chair of the seminary's board of trus- tees. Baker and Husche will be ordained to the priesthood for the diocese on Saturday, June 16, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Give the Graduate a Lifetime Gift of Good News. Arkansas Catholic now offers a lifetime gift subscription for the high school or col- lege graduate for just $120. To order marl to ^mtAmm - cA~ k.. p O Box 7417 Little Rock, AR 72217. j Complete Travel Arrangements > , ,Business or pleasure +Major credit cards accepted BOB PETERS, owner 224-8442 or toll free, 1- 800 - 441-8687 9107 Rodney Parham Rd.Suita 5 Uttle Rock, AR